Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at Within Health
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Under direction of the Chief Executive Officer, or supervising psychiatrist, the psychiatric nurse practitioner provides direct psychiatric care to a group of clients. Additionally, the psychiatric nurse practitioner works closely with a multidisciplinary team, providing psychiatric expertise for complex cases, and performs special assignments and related work as required.
Major Areas of Responsibility:
- Provides patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment plans in accordance with statutes, regulations and protocols regulating the profession.
- Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to ensure best patient outcomes
- Provides psychiatric health services, education, counseling and emotional support to all assigned clients on a regular basis
- Refers patients for higher level of care, in collaboration with the staff psychiatrist and multidisciplinary team, as necessary.
- Issues medication prescriptions in accordance with treatment guidelines.
- Orders laboratory tests, interprets and explains the test results to patients.
- Provides patient education regarding medications, risks, benefits and reasonable outcome expectations.
- Communicates with patients, and parents/legal guardians, and engages in follow-up as necessary.
- May also provide primary medical care services as indicated, in accordance with statutes, regulations and protocols regulating the profession.
- Performs other duties as assigned and agreed upon
Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function successfully. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Up-to-date clinical practice of psychiatry, including the recovery model, strengths based treatment, and dual diagnosis treatment, with client/family involvement.
- Up-to-date in the application and effectiveness of a variety of behavioral health treatment modalities utilized in a comprehensive treatment system.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of evaluation of effective and evidenced-based mental health treatment programs and services.
- Knowledge of the methods, principles and practices of developing, implementing, coordinating and administering behavioral health services.
- Knowledge of Federal, State, and County laws and regulations applicable to mental health programs, and the relationship of Federal and State programs to local government services and programming.
- Ability to plan, organize, supervise and administer the clinical programs and services provided.
- Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with community members and organizations.
- Ability to speak and write clearly and concisely.
- Must possess a valid Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner license and be willing to obtain licenses in additional states as needed.
- Must possess a current DEA number
Pay Range: $105k – $120k/Year (Depending on experience and location)